Flitters «Buzzbirds»

Reported By: unknown contributor in Dragon Magazine 126

Role: Monster
Base Stock: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

MCC Stat Block: Buzzbirds 'Flitters' (1d20-8 (2)): Init +2; atk see description; AC 20; HD 1D7 hp 4 each; MV Fly 38' ; 1d20; SV Fort -2, Ref +1, Will +0
Mutations: (P) Light Generation (Variant), Sonic Attack (Variant), Speed Increase (Improved), Telepathy)

Number Appearing: 1d20-8
Morale: 3
Hit Dice: HD 1D7
Armor: 10 (AC 20)
Size: Tiny 7cm tall

Movement: MV Fly 38'

Attack: See Description

MS: 11   PS: 2
IN: 12   DX: 15
CH: 10   CN: 4

Frequency: Common
Organization: Charm
Activity Cycle: Day
Diet: Flower Nectar and very small insects
Habitat: Warm, Temerate and tropical scrublands
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: None

Description (Initial Observations): This white tree looks like a banyan and grows to the height of 60m. The narl ep or 'ghost tree' is a mutant form of White Swamp Oak that grows in or near slow-moving water. The tree's smooth bark is completely white and its leaves are a pale green. During the spring its branches are covered in nut-like seed pods.

Reactions: Buzzbirds may use their speed increase one hour per day, as usual, but they may split that hour up into smaller units (as little as one action turn) if they so desire. Their light generation has a smaller radius (10 meters) than usual and is not direction- al, since it emanates from their bodies rather than their eyes.

Behavior: They are also peculiarly attracted to the color red, and react at a +2 modifier to creatures which are red or primarily clothed in red. They seldom attack anything except to defend themselves or their friends.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete